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|Title:||Composition and method for treatment of psoriasis|
|Abstract:||A pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of psoriasis, having isopropyl myristate as its only active ingredient.|
|Inventor(s):||Glenn; Thomas M. (Houston, TX), Rosenberg; E. William (Memphis, TN), Skinner, Jr.; Robert B. (Memphis, TN), Noah; Patricia W. (Germantown, TN)|
|Assignee:||Panda Pharmaceuticals, L.L.C. (Memphis, TN) The University of Tennessee Research Corporation (Knoxville, TN)|
|Filing Date:||Mar 24, 1998|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating psoriasis comprising topically administering to a human having psoriasis an effective amount of isopropyl myristate, said isopropyl myristate being present in a topically acceptable pharmaceutical composition, said isopropyl myristate being the only active ingredient for the treatment of psoriasis in said composition. |
2. A method according to claim 1, said composition being at least 25 weight percent isopropyl myristate.
3. A method according to claim 2, said composition being at least 40 weight percent isopropyl myristate.
4. A method according to claim 2, said composition being 38-60 weight percent isopropyl myristate.
5. A method according to claim 1, said composition being at least 38 weight percent isopropyl myristate, at least 40 weight percent of said composition being water, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, or any combination thereof.
6. A method according to claim 5, said composition being 38-60 weight percent isopropyl myristate, 1.5-10 weight percent water, and 35-60 weight percent ethanol.
7. A method according to claim 6, said composition further comprising an effective amount of emulsifier.
8. A pharmaceutical composition in a pump spray, said composition consisting essentially of 38-60 weight percent isopropyl myristate, 1.5-10 weight percent water, 35-60 weight percent ethanol, and an effective amount of emulsifier, said composition being effective for the treatment of psoriasis.
9. A composition according to claim 8, said emulsifier comprising sodium lauryl sulfate.
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